Zwift is set to host next year’s UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on 26th February 2022.
The next UCI Cycling Esports World Championships will move from Zwift’s Watopia to its New York Map. Centred around Central park, Zwift’s New York Map transports riders, and viewers, 100 years into the future with elevated glass roads that take riders high into the Manhattan skyline.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to build on the success of last year’s milestone event with the second UCI Cycling Esports World Championships,” said David Lappartient, UCI president. “The Olympic Virtual Series held earlier this year showed how cycling esports has the ability to drive global participation in cycling. It is therefore exciting to reveal a new opportunity for emerging cycling esports stars enabling them to compete with household names from the UCI WorldTour peloton.”
The 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships will be one of the ‘most accessible World Championships to date’, with a new qualification pathway. Five Continental Qualifiers to UCI 2022 Cycling Esports World Championships, covering Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas will be open to top community esports competitors from around the world and will take place on 27th-28th November 2021. The top five from each race will be awarded a start in the Elite 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships and will race for their respective national federation. Full details on the qualification pathway can be found here .
“I’m delighted that community racers will be offered this new pathway into the UCI Cycling Esports […]